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Is it der, die oder das Ada?

Finding the right gender of a noun

German articles are used similarly to the English articles,a and the. However, they are declined differently (change) according to the number, gender and case of their nouns.

In the German language, the gender and therefore article is fixed for each noun.

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The most difficult part of learning the German language is the articles (der, die, das) or rather the gender of each noun. The gender of each noun in German has no simple rule. In fact, it can even seem illogical. For example das Mädchen, a young girl is neutral while der Junge, a young boy is male.

It is a good idea to learn the correct article for each new word together - even if it means a lot of work. For example learning "der Hund" (the dog) rather than just Hund by itself. Fortunately, there are some rules about gender in German that make things a little easier. It might be even nicer if these rules didn't have exceptions - but you can't have everything! The best way to learn them is with the App - Der-Die-Das Train! (available for iOS and Android)

German nouns belong either to the gender masculine (male, standard gender) with the definite article der, to the feminine (feminine) with the definite article die, or to the neuter (neuter) with the definite article das.

  • for masculine: points of the compass, weather (Osten, Monsun, Sturm; however it is: das Gewitter), liquor/spirits (Wodka, Wein, Kognak), minerals, rocks (Marmor, Quarz, Granit, Diamant);

  • for feminine: ships and airplanes (die Deutschland, die Boeing; however it is: der Airbus), cigarette brands (Camel, Marlboro), many tree and plant species (Eiche, Pappel, Kiefer; aber: der Flieder), numbers (Eins, Million; however it is: das Dutzend), most inland rivers (Elbe, Oder, Donau; aber: der Rhein);

  • for neutrals: cafes, hotels, cinemas (das Mariott, das Cinemaxx), chemical elements (Helium, Arsen; however it is: der Schwefel, masculine elements have the suffix -stoff), letters, notes, languages and colors (das Orange, das A, das Englische), certain brand names for detergents and cleaning products (Ariel, Persil), continents, countries (die artikellosen: (das alte) Europa; however exceptions include: der Libanon, die Schweiz …).

German declension of Ada?

How does the declension of Ada work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

1 Singular Plural
Nominative (die) Ada die Adas
Genitive (der Ada) Adas der Adas
Dative (der) Ada den Adas
Akkusative (die) Ada die Adas
siehe auch: Grammatik der deutschen Namen

What is the meaning of Ada in German?

Ada has various definitions in German:

[1] Computer science: Structured programming language that was published in 1983

[1] Informatik: strukturierte Programmiersprache, die 1983 veröffentlicht wurde

[2] Astronomy, literally: (523) Ada, asteroid of the main belt

[2] Astronomie, wörtlich: (523) Ada, Asteroid des Hauptgürtels

[3] Botany: plant genre of the orchid plants

[3] Botanik: Pflanzengattung der Orchideengewächse

How to use Ada in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ada with translations in English.

[1] Die Programmiersprache Ada wurde nach Lady Ada Lovelace, der Tochter von Lord Byron benannt.

The programming language Ada was named after Lady Ada Lovelace, the daughter of Lord Byron

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